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The Macon Telegraph from Macon, Georgia • 5

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3258 RA Vineville Ave, OBITUARIES Monday, December 19, 2005 Telegraph Index to obituaries Area funeral homes reported these deaths on Sunday Middle Georgia Kirt Harvey, Roberta Morris Jones, Roberta Elizabeth McRae, Juliette George Reeves, Sandersville Moniquea Stanley, Dublin Maggie Dent, Macon Myrtice Fellows, Macon Bertha Hale, Macon Vonciel Hofstadter, Macon Rafael Iriarte, Macon Leotis Johnson, Macon John Kitchens, Macon Walter Massey, Macon Bainor Evans, Warner Robins Charles George, Warner Robins Jo Thigpen, Warner Robins Elsewhere Raymond Lindsey, Jonesboro Incomplete Lorraine Carstaphen, Jeffersonville, Community Chapel Funeral Home, Jeffersonville Sylvia Yvonne Grier, Macon, Hicks and Sons Mortuary, Macon Addie Hoges, Warner Robins, Hutchings Funeral Home, Macon Charles David McEachern, Macon, Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street Jason Wesley Pritchett, Macon, Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home, Macon Mamie F. Redding, Macon, Jones Brothers Mortuary, Macon Barry Jason Roberts, Fort Valley, Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue Jack Smith, Pinehurst, Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home, Unadilla Ruth Pender Tucker, Macon, Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue Maggie Dent MACON Maggie Dent, of 4204 Dellwood Drive, died Friday, December 16, 2005. Graveside services will be held at 3P.M. Monday, December 19, 2005 in Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Crawford County. The Reverend Frank Chapman will officiate.

The family may be contacted at the residence. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements. Bainor E. Evans WARNER ROBINS Bainor E. Evans, 81, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2005.

Services will be held in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home on Monday, December 19, 2005 at with entombment following at the Magnolia Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be Sunday, December 18, 2005 from 7:00 until 9:00 P.M. at McCullough Funeral Home. Mr. Evans was born on April 13, 1924 in Ben Hill County, GA.

He was a member of Shirley Hills Baptist Church, as well as a former member of the Lions Club in Rochelle and the Elks Club in Fitzgerald. He served the United States Army in World War II as a member of Patton's Army. Evans was retired from Robins Air Force Base. His son, J. Scott Evans and his parents, John and Emma Evans, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Sarah Evans, Warner Robins; daughters, Linda (Randy) Taggart, Byron; Jackie (Mario) Largaespada, Kathleen; brothers, Cleo Evans, Fitzgerald; Wiley Evans, Fitzgerald; Lavada DeKoyer, Sun City, California; grandchildren, Chris Taggart (Kelly), Warner Robins; Cory Largaespada (Cassie), Orlando, Florida; Jarrett Largaespada (Jaime), Orlando, Florida; Drew Evans, Dawsonville, Georgia; and nine, great sign the Online Registry for the family, go to www.mcculloughfh.com. McCullough Funeral Home arrangements. has charge of Myrtice Brown Fellows MACON Myrtice Brown Fellows, 92, died Thursday, December 15, 2005. Services will be held Monday, December 19, 2005 at 11A.M. in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with Dr.

Melton Strozier, the Reverend Paul Strozier and Dr. David Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park. The family may be contacted at 128 North Myrtice Fellows Wellington, the residence of Russell and Patsy Fellows. Mrs.

Fellows was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Born in Laurens County, she was the wife of the late R. C. "Rufus" Fellows and the daughter of the late Homer Dean and Maudie Floyd Brown. She was predeceased by her stepmother, Betty Ann Evans Brown.

Survivors: Children, Maudie Lou and Alex Strozier of Lizella, Gary E. and Jackie Fellows of Bonaire, Russell C. and Patsy Fellows of Macon, and Dean and Judy Fellows of Macon; nine grandchildren, eleven greatgrandchildren, two great grandchildren; Brother, Edward Brown of Hawkinsville. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements. AD Obituaries To Contact The Telegraph Obituary Clerk, PHONE: (478) 744-4391 FAX: (478) 744-4647 E-MAIL: Charles George, Sr.

WARNER ROBINS Charles George, Sr. died December 15. Services 11A.M. Tuesday at C. J.

Edwards Funeral Home. Survivors: wife Frances; children, Charles, Yolanda, Beverly and Gwendolyn; father Levi George, siblings, Bertha, Levi III, Ernest, Eddie, David, Walter and Michael; eleven grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren. C. J. Edwards Service.

Bertha Walton Hale MACON Bertha Walton Hale, 98, died Friday, December 16, 2005. Funeral services will be held at 1P.M. Tuesday at Vineville United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Byron City Cemetery. Dr.

Marcus Tripp and Rev. Robert Greene will officiate. The family will greet friends following the church service in Macon. Mrs. Hale was born in Byron and had lived in Middle Georgia for all of her life.

She was retired from the Health Department with the State of Georgia. She was a member of Vineville United Methodist Church and was a former member of the senior choir and the Grady Bunch. She was the widow of Roy W. Hale, the daughter of the late E. Bruce and Aurie DuPree Walton and was preceded in death by a brother, Hal Walton.

Mrs. Hale is survived by her niece, Barbara Hale Davidson of Fort Valley, GA; nephew, Jesse Lewis Hale, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL; several cousins. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements. SMC Kirt Christopher Harvey ROBERTA Kirt Christopher Harvey passed away December 15, 2005.

Services will be 1P.M. Wednesday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial in Cerease Cemetery. Survivors: mother Dottie Harvey, Roberta; brothers and sisters, Angelia Harvey and Gloria Raines of Duluth, Cardelia Maupin and Contina Harvey of Kirt Harvey Maryland, Yvonne Harvey, Macon, Mildred Ellzy of Florida, Shelia Gunn of Stone Mountain, Thaddeus Harvey, Larry Harvey and Ronald Harvey, all of Roberta. The family may be contacted at 295 Oak Grove Church Road and may be contacted at Bentley Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Vonciel Griffin Hofstadter MACON Vonciel Griffin Hofstadter, of Macon, died Friday morning at the age of 89 from medical complications. She was the wife of the late Dr. Eugene L. Hofstadter. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Mrs.

Hofstadter taught high school English and Latin. She gave up her teaching profession during Vonciel Hofstadter World War II to become a technical buyer for Bell Aircraft Corp. After their four children were in college, Mrs. Hofstadter became a licensed dental hygienist and worked in Dr. Hofstadter's practheir retirement.

Mrs. Hofstadter was an avid duplicate bridge player, having attained the American Contract Bridge Association rank of Bronze Life Master. She was the charter president of the Idle Hour Porpoise Club competitive swimming team in Macon. She enjoyed hiking, birding and gardening. After their retirement, she and her husband worked with Literacy of Georgia and served with Meals on Wheels.

Surviving Mrs. Hofstadter are three sons, Col. David Hofstadter of Oklahoma City, OK, Carl Hofstadter of Macon and Bob Hofstadter of Raleigh, NC; one daughter, Ann Boerner of Ellijay; and eight grandchildren, April Shiflett of Dallas, TX, Dan Hofstadter of Chicago, IL, Katie Hofstadter of New York, NY, Chad Hofstadter and Hayes Hofstadter of Macon, William Boerner and Willie Boerner of Ellijay, and Zack Hofstadter of Raleigh, NC. Graveside services will be held in Riverside Cemetery at on Monday, December 19, 2005. Officiating will be Monsignor John Cuddy, It is the family's desire to honor Mrs.

Hofstadter's wish that flowers be omitted in favor of a small charitable gift to the donor's favorite charity. charge of arrangements. Hart's Mortuary has (1) Rafael Iriarte MACON Rafael Iriarte, 32, died Saturday, December 17, 2005. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 5P.M. Monday at St.

Peter Claver Catholic Church. Father Adam Kasela will officiate. The family Rafael Iriarte requests that those in attendance. dress in attire other than the color black. Rafael was born in El Salvador and had lived in the Rafael Iriarte United States for the past fourteen years.

He was working for Sears and was of the Catholic Faith. Rafael is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Iriarte; children, Rafael Iriarte, Jr. and Xavier Iriarte; brother, Oscar Iriarte of El Salvador; mother, Sonia Iriarte of El Salvador; aunt, Sandra Guadalupe Soriano of California. Visit www.mem.com to express tributes. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

SMC Dignity' Leotis Johnson MACON Leotis Johnson, 63, of McCall Road, died Saturday, December 17, 2005 at a local hospital. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday at Bridges Funeral Home in Gray. Funeral services Leotis Johnson will be held at 2P.M., Wednesday, December 21, 2005 in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, with burial at Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Leotis Johnson Gray. Mr. Johnson was born in Leakesville, Mississippi on March 11, 1942, was the son of the late Thomas Taft Johnson, Sr.

and had lived in Macon for the past twenty-six years. He was a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his brother Marvin Johnson. Mr.

Johnson is survived by his wife Ah Ai Lu Johnson of Macon; mother Merion Deloice McCann Johnson of Leakesville, Mississippi; sisters, Gwendolyn Moody of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mary Johnson of Leakesville, Mississippi, and Sheryl Johnson of Macon; and by his brothers, Thomas Taft Johnson, Jr. of Atlanta, Morris Johnson and Darryl Johnson, both of Leakesville, Mississippi. The family may be contacted at the residence of Lee and Lisa Nichols at 136 Barron Court in Jones County. Bridges Funeral Home in Gray has charge of Bridges arrangements. Morris Jones ROBERTA Morris Jones, 82, passed away December 16, 2005.

Services will be 1P.M. Wednesday at Olive Grove Baptist Church with burial in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors: wife Armanda Jones, Roberta; three sons, six daughters, six brothers and eight sisters, twenty-four grandchildren and fourteen greatgrandchildren. The family may be contacted at 9145 Highway 80 West. Bentley Funeral Home, Roberta.

John Clark Kitchens, Jr. MACON John Clark Kitchens, 81, died Friday, December 16, 2005. Funeral services will be held 11A.M. Monday at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Rev. Franklin E. Etheridge and Rev. Paul Meadows will officiate. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Mt.

Pleasant Baptist Church, Building Fund, 5455 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Macon 31216. Visit www.mem.com to express tributes. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements. SMC Dignity Memorial Ad PACKAGES A $25.00 (name, dates 12 words) $50.00 (name, dates, photo 19 words) $75.00 (name, dates, photo 28 words) $100.00 (name, dates, photo, border 42 words) $125.00 (name, dates, photo, border words) $150.00 (name, dates, photo, border 90 words) All Ads are Prepaid Deadline two business days in advance at noon, except on holidays.

Raymond W. Lindsey JONESBORO Raymond W. Lindsey, age 71, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, December 17 at his residence. Born in Dooly County, he was the son of the late Benonnie Lindsey, was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Survivors: Videne Lewis Lindsey of Jonesboro; daughter Gail Hensarling of Jonesboro; sons, Steve Lindsey of Jonesboro, Phillip Lindsey of Bonifay, FL; mother Bertha Lindsey of Unadilla; brother Tommy Lindsey of Unadilla; grandchildren, Jeremy Sego, Rebecca Sego, Elizabeth Hensarling and Cameron Lindsey; great grandchild Emily Sego. His brothers, Harry Lindsey, William "Pete" Lindsey and George Lindsey preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 2P.M. Tuesday in the chapel of Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Unadilla. Interment will follow in Harmony-Smyrna Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home. Those who wish may sign the online registry at www.brannen-nesmith.com Brannen-NeSmith of arrangements. Funeral Home of Unadilla has charge EN Walter C. "Pop" Massey MACON Walter C.

"Pop" Massey went home to be with the Lord December 17, 2005. Funeral services will be held 2P.M. Tuesday at Lizella Baptist Church. Interment will follow Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev.

Doug Davis will be officiating. Mr. Massey was the son of the late Ernest Linwood Massey and Daisy B. Evans MasWalter Massey He was sey. retired from Robins Air Force Base as a maintenance supervisor, and was a veteran the Air Force and Army serving during WWII.

Mr. Massey was a member of Lizella Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon. He is survived by his wife Connie D. Massey; children, Walter C. Massey Jr.

Steve Rose (Lynne), David S. Rose (Barbara), Michael A. Rose, and Cindy McCarthy (Gary); sister, Emmie Morrison; brother, Edwin E. Massey; fifteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Monday evening in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Portsbridge Hospice, 115 Arkwright Lane, Macon, GA 31210. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of arrangements. Elizabeth Brown McRae JULIETTE Elizabeth Brown McRae, 87, died Saturday, December 17, 2005. Memorial services will be held at 4P.M.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary. The Reverend Cass DuCharme will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Portsbridge Hospice, 115 Arkwright Landing, Macon, GA 31210. Mrs. McRae was a graduate of Oglethorpe High School.

She was the widow of Walter A. "Pete" McRae. She was the daughter of the Ernest L. Brown and the Blanche late Adams Brown. She was predeceased by five sisters and one brother.

Mrs. McRae is survived by her children, Patricia M. Vaughn of Macon, Cheryl M. Calmer (Keith) of Juliette, Tom E. McRae (Judi) of Katy, TX and Trena M.

Stooksberry (Wade) of Macon; seven grandchildren, Stephen Ellington, Elesa Mueller, Chris Calmer, Vincent McRae (Patricia), Nicholas McRae, Ian Ragsdale (Emily) and Molly M. Baron (Andy); five great grandchildren, Stephen Ellington, Amanda Ellington, Jourdan Miller, Morgan Miller and Chloe Baron; one brother, Homer Benjamin "Benny" Brown of Lillian, AL; and many nieces and nephews. Hart's of Mortuary has (H charge arrangements. George Lee Reeves, Sr. SANDERSVILLE Mr.

George Lee Reeves, 74, died Friday, December 16, 2005. Services are 2P.M. Thursday, December 22 at Middle Hill Baptist Church in Warthen, with Rev. Demtrick Cato officiating. Interment in church cemetery, M.

C. Funeral Home in charge. Moniquea Q. Stanley DUBLIN Funeral services for Moniquea Quiana Stanley, 22, are 1P.M. Tuesday at Byrd Hill Baptist Church, Dudley, Omega Omega Service 4P.M.

Monday at Dudley Funeral Home. Survivors: mother Earnestine (Willie) Holmes; father Lee Stanley; step-sisters, Shannel Holmes, Menta (Chris) Burks. Visitation P.M. Monday at Dudley Funeral Home. Jo Thigpen WARNER ROBINS -Jo Thigpen, 54, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2005 in Atlanta.

Services will be held at 10A.M. on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at Centerville Baptist Church with interment following in Parkway Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday, December 19, 2005 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at McCullough Funeral Jo Thigpen Home. Mrs.

Thigpen was born on December 19, 1950 in Savannah, Georgia. She was of Baptist faith. Mrs. Thigpen graduated from Savannah High School and continued on to graduate from Middle Georgia Technical School as a nurse. She was employed by the Houston Medical Center.

Her parents, Ernest and Ollie Jones, preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, John Thigpen, Warner Robins; daughter, Jennifer Williams (Jody), Lizella; sons, Christopher Thigpen (Ashley), Cochran; Jeffery Thigpen, Warner Robins; brother, Dick Jones. Savannah; grandchildren, Caroline Williams and expecting grandchild, Kylie Thigpen. Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign the Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

IN LOVING MEMORY David Lee "Bobby" Parker We miss your gentle, warm and caring spirit. Brothers: Willie Otis Parker, John Henry Parker and Dillard family. IN LOVING MEMORY Rose Ella "Honey" Parker We will always remember your smile and funny sense of humor. Brothers: Willie O. Parker, John Henry Parker and Dillard Family IN LOVING MEMORY Oscar Parker A humble servant of hard work, laughter and love.

Sons: Willie Otis Parker, John Henry Parker and Dillard Family HOLIDAY DEADLINES Hours for submitting any obituary notice during the Christmas and New Years holidays will be Noon until 3:30 p.m. Saturday, December 24, Sunday, 25, Monday, December 26, Saturday, December 31, Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2. Notices with photos will deadline at 3:00 p.m. Deadlines will be strictly followed with no exceptions. PIER PAOLO PRESS Pope Benedict XVI greets parishioners gathering Sunday in the Santa Maria Consolatrice during his first visit as pontiff to a parish church in Rome.

The pontiff was keeping up a tradition cherished by his predecessor, John Paul II, who devoted many Sunday mornings to visiting Rome's parishes. Pope says true gift of Christmas is joy, not presents BY DANIELA PETROFF ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday that joy, and not a costly present, is the true gift of Christmas as he made his first visit as pontiff to a Rome parish. "You should bringjoy, not expensive gifts that cost time and money," Benedict said in a homily which he delivered without notes for about 15 minutes in a sometimes hoarse voice. He also proposed joy as an antidote to the ills of society. "In today's world, God is absent," Benedict said.

"People need anesthesia to live. They live in a dark world." Benedict said joy liberates people. "With a smile, an act of kindness, a little help, forgiveness, you can bring joy, and that joy will come back to you," the pope said. Benedict was keeping up a tradition cherished by his predecessor, John Paul II, who devoted many Sunday mornings to visiting Rome's parishes from the affluent historic center of the city to lower-class neighborhoods on the outskirts. For his first visit.

Benedict chose Santa Maria Consolatrice, a church in a working class neighborhood near the outskirts. The church had been his titular church as cardinal from 1977 to 1993. He told the parishioners he was happy to return to their church. Before heading back to the Vatican in an open-top car, he put on a long white coat to guard against the chill and stood on the steps of the church, where he wished the several thousand people outside "many, many wishes for a Christmas and a happy New Year." The atmosphere was warm as Benedict shook the hands of many parishioners, but less informal than John Paul's visits to churches in line with a pontiff's role as Bishop of Rome. John Paul, who died in April, made it to 301 out of Rome's 334 parishes, often lingering to banter with children.

When his health deteriorated toward the end of his papacy and the Sunday morning outings became too strenuous for him, John Paul started greeting parish groups at the Vatican. FULL SERVICE Granite MONUMENT DEALER Bronze Marble I. SCOTT MEMORIALS: Cleaning Office (478) 757-5597 Fax (478) 757-5546 Repairs email:.

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